Matilda "Mattie" Lancaster

5 May 1800–11 July 1888 (Age 88)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Matilda "Mattie"

Matilda "Mattie" Lancaster was born on 5 May 1800, in South Carolina, United States as the daughter of Absalom Lancaster. She married James Green Harris in 1819, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 11 July 1888, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Green Harris
1802–1893
Matilda "Mattie" Lancaster
1800–1888
Marriage: 1819
Aurelia M MNU Campbell
1827–1880
Sarah A Harris Owens
1828–1915
William H Harris
1830–1881
Adeline S Harris
1831–
Albert Gallatin Harris
1833–1881
Wilford Ivanhoe Harris
1842–1908
Louisa Harris
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1819
South Carolina, United States
children

(7)

    Aurelia M MNU Campbell

    Female1827–1880Female

    Sarah A Harris Owens

    Female1828–1915Female

    William H Harris

    Male1830–1881Male

    Adeline S Harris

    Female1831–Female

    Albert Gallatin Harris

    Male1833–1881Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Lancaster

    Male1770–Male

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 22

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda Harris in household of Janes G Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Harris in household of James Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Harris in household of James Harris, "United States Census, 1870"

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